|Fran Saed 25feb2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Fran Saed, longtime resident of New York’s Jewish community, was interviewed by Aaron Lansky on February 25, 2010, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Fran discusses her childhood and family connections to the Jewish communities of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Far Rockaways (Queens) beginning in the 1930s. She provides an account of her two-year attendance at kheyder (Jewish religious school) and her tzedakah (charity) collections for the Tabor Home for Tuberculosis i...
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|Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
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